Hello, my name is Scott!
I wear a nametag twenty-four-seven.
Yes, even to bed. And in the shower.
But we’ll cover that later.
As the world record holder of wearing nametags – yes, I actually hold that prestigious title – I’ve
spent the last five thousand days of my life on mission:
Not to convince the whole world to wear
nametags, but rather, to remind the everyone that they already do.
That’s what people say to me: “I wish everybody wore nametags!”
But that’s just it. We already do. All of us. Every one of us wears a nametag every day.
It might not be a sticker on a shirt or a badge at a conference. But it’s there. Whether we like it or
not. As human beings, it’s impossible to walk through this world without broadcasting who we
A nametag is a celebration of identity, an invitation for openness and a declaration of social
belonging. It’s an acknowledgement, a human equalizer and a distance reducer. A nametag is a
choice to label ourselves before others get a chance to.
And so the question isn’t, “Should you wear a nametag?” but rather, “What’s written on it?”
“How will you choose to wear it?” and “What will you do when people try to rip it off?”
Sound like an ancient proverb?
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